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Cell Phones Have Made Stalking Easier, Scarier

Some 6.6 million people are stalked in this country each year, and that number has doubled in the last three years. Experts say something many of us own has contributed to the increase, and they are making stalking easier: cell phones. Our calls, texts, emails and apps can all be accessed if a stalker has your phone for five minutes. It’s something that happened to an Anoka County woman.

10/01/2014

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DFLers Endorse Simon For Secretary Of State

State Rep. Steve Simon won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s endorsement on Saturday for secretary of state, an office that has played a key role in some close recent elections. Simon was declared the winner by acclamation in the only competitive race at the party’s state convention after state Rep. Debra Hilstrom conceded.

05/31/2014

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Minnesota DFL Party Convention Convenes In Duluth

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convened Saturday with delegates poised to endorse Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken for second terms. Around 1,300 delegates gathered at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear speakers praise the state’s Democratic elected officials for using their control of state government to champion their values. They cited new laws to raise the state’s minimum wage, invest in public schools and infrastructure projects, and legalize gay marriage.

05/31/2014

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‘Lavish Parties’ Exception To Gift Ban Targeted

The Minnesota House has voted to reverse course on a recent law change making it easier for lobbyists to buy meals for legislators.

03/10/2014

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GOP’s Nguyen Drops Secretary Of State Run

The only Republican formally running for Minnesota Secretary of State abruptly halted his campaign on Monday.

03/10/2014

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DFL Rep. Simon Joins Minn. Secretary Of State Race

Another Democratic state lawmaker is joining the race for Minnesota secretary of state. State Rep. Steve Simon of Hopkins announced his plans Tuesday. He is chairman of the House Elections Committee.

08/06/2013

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Former Minn. Lawmaker To Seek Top Elections Post

A third Democrat says he’s filing paperwork to begin a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state. Former Rep. Jeremy Kalin planned to join the race Tuesday. Two others, state Rep. Debra Hilstrom and veteran elections administrator Rachel Larson Bohman, are also running.

07/09/2013

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DFL Lawmaker To Run For Minn. Secretary Of State

A longtime Democratic legislator says she’s moving ahead with a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state.

06/20/2013

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Bill Could Make Buying Concert Tickets More Transparent

Getting your hands on a hot concert ticket can be frustrating and some Minnesota lawmakers want to change that.

03/14/2013

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Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down Bill

An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.

03/06/2013

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Capitol Switches Course To Alternate Gun Plan

Top Minnesota lawmakers are tacking toward new gun legislation that wouldn’t impose universal background checks for gun purchases.

03/04/2013

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Minn. House Passes Sex Offender Notification Bill 127-1

After a Ramsey County judicial panel gave the green light for Clarence Opheim’s release into a neighborhood halfway house, state lawmakers’ phone lines lit up.

02/20/2012

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